Ghana's move to digital migration TV!!

Ghana's move to digital migration TV!!

What is Accra Pictures by Day and Night?

Accra is the capital of the small, West African country of Ghana, which achieved its independence in 1957 from its colonial master, the United Kingdom. It celebrated 50 years in 2007, and is projecting itself fast and furiously as "gateway to West Africa".

It's an exciting city, with its unique problems, but with it close to the Atlantic ocean, and many beaches, who can resist coming here?

April 2006-April 2011:

5 years of bringing readers insights into life in Ghana! Thank you!

Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority, TEMA

Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority, TEMA


Ordering Food in Accra was Never this much Fun!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Ghana Beats Morocco 2-0 in Ongoing CAN 2008

I could hardly believe my ears when I came out of the kitchen to hear that no less than Michael Essien, Chelsea superstar, had maximised the opportunity provided by a free kick to lop a goal into the Moroccan goal, securing our first goal in the match.

Essien has always confused the family: there's alot of international hype about him, but rarely had we seen him perform like yesterday. Oftentimes, we've heard how he manages the battle well in the mid-field, but then it's like he fades into dyspeptic significance. Yesterday was truly an exception--the man reputed to be the highest paid in the world of football really showed his style and skill--and teamwork.

Teamwork,because the second goal was delivered by Portsmouth-based Sulley Muntari, who executed a swift finish thanks to the cunning pass by Essien.

Many column inches will be written about this historic day, when some of the colleagues left the office a tad earlier to go the stadium to watch the match at the Ohene- Djan stadium, and the day when just pasisng GOIL on the Spintex Road, we would hear Ghana's scoring of the first goal, and be greeted by tooting horns, flashing lights from passing cars draped with the Ghana flag; and general hysteria for what would prove to be a resounding trounce of the Morocco.

[picture shows a digital camera capture of a member of the Black Stars team on television]

Monday, January 28, 2008

Go Ghana, Go! Ghana to Trounce Morocco Today!

I think I am reflecting the views of the 21 million odd Ghanaians in the country!

Morocco's going down!!!

By the way, this is the only time police will overlook a Ghana flag flying out of a taxi's petrol gauge!;-)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Welcome to Ghana's Intercity Bus

I do believe that now is a great time to remind both visitors--especially them--and our ECOWAS neighbours in the country for Ghana2008 that if they want to travel to Kumasi, Tamale; Sekondi-Takoradi or stay right here in Accra, they can check out the website (caption below) of that site, get the contact numbers and get there. Travel in INTERCITY is safe, albeit sometimes slow.

Feel free to check out the website here:

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

African Cup of Nations Opens to a Thrilling Start...

With Sulley Muntari saving Ghana from disgrace at the 90th minute, we get newspaper headlines like these...
...and patriotism like this taxi flying a flag. This craze is something many, many Ghanaians have caught on. My flag flutters in my heart!!;-)

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Go Black Stars! (Updated Monday, with picture)

Currently waiting 2
get some typically
ghanaian sunday
food of fufu as
takeaway. Am @
eden tree-an
eaterie that has
not been spared
excitement of
opening of Cup of
African Nations,
which begins @
5pm gmt. Ghana
vs. GUINEA! May
the best man win!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Another Year, More (Water) Bills...

I love the website. Shame it doesn't work! That AVRL is a private operator that have been managing Ghana's water since June 2006.(pls see below)

Aqua Vitens - GWCL celebrate one year management partnership

Adu Koranteng , 06/06/2007

Aqua Vitens Rand Limited, a water management company in Ghana, yesterday celebrated one year of its partnership with the Ghana Water Company Limited.

The event, which was organised to assure Ghanaians of the pragmatic measures put in place to supply quality water on 24 hour basis, was also aimed at releasing reports on their performance, since they began operation, under the management contract on the Ghana Urban Water Project.

The managing director of AVRL, Anne De Groot, in a presentation, said the company is now able to supply water to about 6 to 8 million people in the urban areas of the country. It has provided computer-based cash register application in the Ashanti Region, and introduced data merging in the Accra West Region to make data capturing easier.


Most management companies that have taken over as operators of Ghana's state industries have performed woefully. AQVR Limited is no exception!

By the way, have you paid your bill recently?

Have a good weekend!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Drama Builds Towards Sunday's Opening of CAN 2008...

This picture, taken today, reflects the diversity -- and might I add inanity -- of some of the newspaper headlines one comes across every day...

but the biggest is, I hope, kind of in-your-face: see that map of Africa on the right of Ghana's Daily Graphic? It truly is showtime, with football coming home!!! (Starting Sunday) Reports from the international media are all generating excitement about the football fiesta...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Anyone for a Carwash?

This place depicts by no means the exclusive setting of a carwash, but it is quite representative of how carwashes look like in Accra: an open cement place, with plenty of place to spare, and busy men (usually men!) washing the cars with an alacrity unseen for work in the usually-hot sun!;-)

Monday, January 14, 2008

MTN (CAN) Ghana 2008 Almost Here!

Even before the MTN Can 2008 (which is only some five days away), MTN, had erected many of these structure round town. THis "structure" is, in fact, a bus stop. It need not have been covered in yellow, though!!

If you're a football fan (Peculiar Virtue!!), you might want to check out the regularly-updated website of CAN Ghana 2008 here:

Friday, January 11, 2008

On How Christmas Was(2)

"Where's That Card?"

Another itinerant vendor looks through a pile of...something to sell the driver who is on the verge of speeding off...

Typical scenes every Christmas in Ghana!

Have a good weekend!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

On How Christmas 2007 Was (I)

Seeing as I was not blogging, insightful pictures like these failed to make entries. Well, with this New Year, you're getting it hot off the it were...

Whilst we are at it, anyone for Christmas hoods...for xmas 2008?;-). An itinerant vendor--looking not too merry -- is expecting you to ho-ho for a hood. Will you acquiesce to his unique style of selling--or suck his teeh (as Ghanaians are wont to do when annoyed at a quirk or forced to suffer fools gladly...)

Psst...Peculiar Virtue, I appreciate the depth of faith u have in me covering Ghana2008. Fingers crossed for delivering--and a GREAT New Year for you, too!!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Presenting to you Ghana's Elmina Beach Resort...and then some!

...Well, the side of the hotel anyway!:-)

The green lushness is breath-taking--not to mention what I presume to be the Atlantic Ocean just behind it. It is, actually, because it leads to Elmina Castle, which is the quintessential tourist-like location bringing back memories, myths and whatnot surrounding the never-to-be-forgotten slave trade, where my ancestors were ineluctably a part of.

If you clook closely enough, you can just make out the Atlantic ocean on the landscape, as well as the plenty of palm trees.


The Portuguese built the castle in 1482, originally established as a trading post for goods bartered for local gold and valuable gem. However, as the demand for slaves increased in the Americas and Caribbean, the castle became strategic in the perpetuation of this abhorrent human cargo trade. The storerooms of the castle were converted into dungeons, and the ownership of the castle changed hands several times, eventually ending up being seized by the British in 1872. By this time, slavery had been abolished. The British didn't use Elmina to house slaves; they used Cape Coast Castle for that.

Elmina Castle, known then as the slave castle, is one of over twenty castles built along the shoreline of the Gold Coast (now known as Ghana). The Gold Coast was one of the richest markets for slave traders during the peak of the slave trade. Hundreds of thousands of captives passed through the dungeons of Elmina Castle, and were shipped off, like commodities into the Americas and Caribbean against their wishes. This illicit human trade carried on for...

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Happy New Year! (From Elmina [Central Region], With Love)

I'd love to say I'm back with a bang, but I am not quite! Let's just say I am around trying to got through numerous pictures I took about and around Accra and Ghana over the holiday period.

Here's a mischievous picture to let you know I was in Elmina as I indicated--and that my camera phone was also working well at night!;-)

Here's to you, dear reader=-may all your dreams and desires and wishes come to pass in the most stupendous of ways!

Happy New Year


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